Founded in a small-town Tennessean coffee shop in the summer of 2018, The Stirling Spoon is a biannual online literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the creative works of both emerging and established writers. The ultimate goal of the magazine is to present its readers with raw, visceral, and imaginative poetry and prose. We place a particular emphasis on narrative-style pieces that delve into the idea of the human condition and attempt to pull apart and examine the complex, intrinsic bonds that tie individuals together.


Hannah Han lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of The Stirling Spoon and reads submissions for prose and art. In the past two years, she has received recognition for her work from the Alliance for Young Writers & Artists, the Journalism Education Association, and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Her pieces have been published or are forthcoming in Jet Fuel Review and Parallax, among others. Besides reading and writing, Hannah enjoys drawing, eating churros, stalking Goodreads, and sleeping in.


Riley Baker now lives in Delaware but originally hails from the Chicago area. As one of two editors of The Stirling Spoon, Riley reviews both the poetry and prose submissions. She has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and has attended the Great Books Summer Program at Stanford and Amherst for five years now. Riley has been rotating obsessions with different things and currently seems to be stuck on Vietnamese iced coffee, Herman Koch novels, and sorting pictures of people in iPhoto by their faces.


Logan Brown lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As one of the new readers of The Stirling Spoon, Logan reads and reviews poetry submissions. He is the head and founder of the poetry club at St. Andrew’s School and plans to pursue poetry in college. He frequently performs spoken word and has a passion for creating platforms for others to explore themselves through self-expression. Logan loves binging shows ranging from Game of Thrones to Rick and Morty. He also likes filming and is really interested in mixing poetry with cinematography.